Gain practical experience in the areas of finance and entrepreneurship by working at the center, joining the Business Women of Smith College or the Smith College Investment Club, or learning to run a small business by getting involved in SmiTHrift.
Academic Year Internships
Have you wanted to get involved but thought to yourself, "I'm not an econ major" or "I don't like math?" Have you attended at least one full learn and lunch course? Then you are an ideal candidate to become an intern! Every student, regardless of her major or minor, will have to handle her own finances during her college years and for the rest of her life.
Every academic year, the center employs up to 10 student interns to staff the center. (Internships are not available to first-year students.) Students are not only assigned daily tasks, but also work on semester-long projects developed by the center's faculty and staff. If you have enthusiasm for learning about personal finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, can demonstrate an aptitude for working with other students and have excellent writing, research or marketing skills, please apply for a position on JobX today.
Smithies in Business
Smithies in Business provides students who are interested pursuing careers in business, consulting, and entrepreneurship with resources and networking opportunities. Each semester's programming is tailored to the interests and needs of undergraduate students who want to build a strong network of professional women and would like to explore fields that require business experience and knowledge.
2017-2018 President: Josephine Surer '19
Smith College Consulting Club
As a new club on campus, only a year and a half old, Smith College Consulting Club works collaboratively whether it be to prepare members for job recruitment, or to encourage interest in the field. Practicing various types of consulting cases throughout the year, members gain insight into how different types of case studies are executed. Fostering relationships with classmates by bringing in alum speakers, visiting consulting companies, the club aims to guide students how to apply what they learn in the classroom in the real world.
2017-2018 Co-Chairs: Lisa Yamada '18 and Ha Cao '20
Smith College Investment Club
Launched in fall 2002 under the sponsorship of WFI, the Smith College Investment Club gives Smith students the opportunity for hands-on experience with investing while making a positive financial contribution to the Smith community. SCIC sponsors on-campus lectures by financial professionals and off-campus trips to Wall Street and beyond, and is open to all interested students.
SCIC student members are responsible for managing and investing an endowment of over $100,000. Club members meet on a regular basis to discuss asset allocation, analyze fund performance and decide how to successfully operate a well-diversified portfolio. Dividends are donated to Smith College Financial Aid (75 percent) and to the Student Government Association (25 percent) for campus-wide activities.
2017-2018 Co-Presidents: Mariyam Indhar '18 & Natalia Kreciglowa '18
A thrift store on campus provides a unique and powerful opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in entrepreneurship—planning, starting and running a retail business to serve the Smith and Northampton communities—and philanthropy. Profits from SmiTHrift sales are donated, based on the recommendations of a student advisory panel, to organizations benefiting women and children in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley. SmiTHrift is comprised of a group of student volunteers committed to creating a viable business model. Student volunteers meet regularly to sort through the many donations from faculty, staff and students, as well as coordinate and publicize events. To get involved or to make a donation, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-2018 President: Beverly Lipsey '18
StartUp Smith is a club focused on developing a growth mindset challenging conformist ideals. StartUp Smith is a group of innovators, creators, designers, and change makers. StartUp Smith recognizes that a growth mindset is needed across multiple fields and industries in order for society to advance socially, economically, and technologically.
2017-2018 President: Manavi Tibrewal '19